[Blabber] Buffalo bee building
benalene at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 16:05:26 EDT 2012
Not for the squeamish:
On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Peter Shenkin <shenkin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:16 PM, Benalene <benalene at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Why is dead prey safer for the snake, at least when we are considering a
>> > mouse vs. a boa?
>> If the snake is sufficiently hungry, it is not normally a problem. It
>> is usually when the snake is not hungry, ignores the prey, but the
>> prey doesn't ignore the snake. If the mouse/rat feels threatened and
>> doesn't have anywhere to escape, it will attack the snake. While not
>> common, snakes have been killed by rats and less commonly mice.
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